"Filmmaking Ain't For Pu****s!"

"Filmmaking Ain't For Pu****s!"

Thinking about making a feature film? Do you want it to play film fests and win awards? Do you want to have some idea of what you're going to experience before you jump into the filmmaking ocean? (It is an ocean. Fests are overwhelmed with movies, most bad.) If you answered "Yes" to the above questions or if you're simply curious at this point, then this podcast is a priority for your listening enjoyment. No need for filmschool. I will share all that I learned in 4 yrs @ UNC School of the Arts Filmmaking. I will share the things I did right and wrong on my first feature "THE HIKE" where I was executive producer, producer, line producer, writer, director, actor, first AD, production design, wardrobe, props, location manager, casting director, craft service and driver. www.thehikemovie.net

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January 13, 2022 21 min

Award winning filmmaker Dave Fugett shares a website he found where you can read scripts and he continues the discussion about writing dialogue. What do you do if you experience "writer's block" while punching out dialogue for your script?  How can I increase the odds of getting an A List actor interested in my script? The answers are right here...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Filmmaker Dave Fugett is back with an update on distribution for his film "THE HIKE", an additional thought about 3 Act Structure and a few solid tips to keep in mind when writing dialogue. He also shares a sneak peek into a future episode he will release sometime in January.

Dave's award winning feature film "THE HIKE" is exclusively on Vimeo to stream or purchase.
Link -  www.vimeo.com/ondemand/t...

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December 16, 2021 20 min

Happy Holidays to you all! In this final episode of 2021, Dave finishes up the 3 Act structure, chats about that short but exciting third act. The climactic ending! He also is reminded of one of the reasons why he started this podcast. Be safe and have a wonderful New Year!
See ya in a few weeks.  :-)

Dave's award winning feature film "THE HIKE" is exclusively on Vimeo to stream or purchase.
Link -  www.vimeo.com/ondemand/...

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December 8, 2021 23 min

Award winning filmmaker Dave Fugett is back from the Thanksgiving break. In this episode he resumes discussing Act 2 and also chats about using Screenplay Fests as a gauge to determine what level you're at as far as your story telling ability ie screenplay craft.

Dave's award winning feature film "THE HIKE" is exclusively on Vimeo to stream or purchase.
Link -  www.vimeo.com/ondemand/thehikemovie  
Facebook - www.faceb...

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November 23, 2021 15 min

Happy Thanksgiving!
Filmmaker Dave Fugett opines about his interview with Ellen Christina before he launches into the main concept of Act 2 in a screenplay based on the 3 Act structure.

Dave's award winning feature film "THE HIKE" is exclusively on Vimeo to stream or purchase.
Link -  www.vimeo.com/ondemand/thehikemovie  
Facebook - www.facebook.com/neverhikealone
Website - www.thehikemovie.net 
This episode recorded remotely...

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November 17, 2021 28 min

Filmmaker Dave Fugett shares his excitement on Brittney being free! LOL!!!
Then Ellen continues discussing her stage to screen adaptation she wrote, produced, directed and stars in - "ME AND THE DBT". She tells Dave about the budget, casting, locations, the pros and cons of social media and her flirtation with doing stand-up comedy.
"ME AND THE DBT" link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gUzF3cVdeE

Dave's awar...

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November 9, 2021 33 min

What is a musical theatre major doing in a filmmaking podcast? Lol!!! Well, her written and directed recital/musical which was to be performed on stage in front of a live audience had to be re-worked/re-imagined  as a long form music video (thanks a lot, Covid). Hmm, a musical theatre program mandates their students must do a stage to screen adaptation - and btw, none of these students had any filmmaking experience. Nor did the Uni...

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November 5, 2021 29 min

This week Dave provides some motivation for you writers out there, waxes poetic about Samantha Widmer's interview, corrects an error from last episode, adds another thought about Baldwin's act with his wifey and finally finishes up on Act One elements that are needed in any screenplay. Enjoy!

Dave's award winning feature film "THE HIKE" is exclusively on Vimeo to stream or purchase.
Link -  www.vimeo.com/ondemand/...

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October 29, 2021 25 min

Filmmaker Dave Fugett breaks format to discuss an element of producing as it relates to the horrible accident on the set of the film "RUST" last week. He also talks about how firearms were handled on the set of his award winning film, "THE HIKE" and the mistake he made that you should be aware of.....an important episode for producers.


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October 21, 2021 37 min

In part 2 of Dave's chat with actress/filmmaker Samantha Widmer, they talk about the making of "LAILA'S LAIR" and her other projects which she produced. Dave ends the interview with a homage to James Lipton.
Samantha's production company website is -
www.swidzproductions.com
To watch "LAILA'S LAIR", click on "news" in the upper right and you will see her productions. Scroll down and there are Yo...

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October 12, 2021 30 min

Part one of Dave's interview with actress/filmmaker Samantha Widmer. They chat about her dreams as a youngster, choosing a college and at times questioning if acting is really for her. Also, her best performance at Pace University, her parents support and how the seeds were planted for her award winning web-series "LAILA'S LAIR". Lastly, she actually brought Dave to tears by sharing her own "turn back moment"...

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October 8, 2021 31 min

If you're ready to start writing that award winning screenplay, this episode is
a "must" listen. Film school grad/filmmaker Dave jumps into the 3 Act structure and talks about what info needs to go into Act One. He also chats about avoiding elements that can ruin your storytelling. Arguably, the most important episode to date for those who want to write screenplays.

Dave's award winning feature film "THE HIKE"...

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September 28, 2021 40 min

Filmmaker Dave Fugett highly recommends watching a TED talk from screenwriter Andrew Stanton. Then enjoy part 2 of his interview with filmmaker aL Washington where they discuss directing aL's 3 short films including her film festival submission "HOME SWEET HOME" which can be seen on her website www.splashofmirrors.com 
Dave & aL also chat about how the idea for HSH was born, casting and directing through Zoom, the be...

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September 21, 2021 34 min

This is part 1 of 2 and it's all about writing! Dave chats with filmmaker aL Washington about following your passion, keeping the negative demons/doubts out of your head and what authors/movies influenced her. First and foremost, Ms. Washington is a writer and she talks about her love for the horror genre, taking the leap from creating short stories to screenplays and her writing process. Check out her website and watch the sho...

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September 15, 2021 39 min

Filmmaker Dave Fugett discusses low-concept movies/story ideas and how to create a great log-line for your story before you begin writing the actual script. Then he gives you clues to answer the question - How marketable is my story?

Dave's award winning feature film "THE HIKE" is exclusively on Vimeo to stream or purchase.
Link -  www.vimeo.com/ondemand/thehikemovie  
Facebook - www.facebook.com/neverhikealone
Website - ww...

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September 7, 2021 38 min

Part 2 with filmmaker Colin Bowles. Dave and Colin chat about forming the  production company TwoWProductions, the short film Colin wrote & directed which is currently in post-production titled "CHARLATAN", test screenings, crewing up and the importance of pre-production.
www.twowproductions.com

Dave's award winning feature film THE HIKE is exclusively on Vimeo to stream or purchase.
Link -  www.vimeo.com/ondemand/theh...

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September 3, 2021 37 min

Ahhhh, a long 3 day weekend! In celebration, I give you a filmmaker interview early to enjoy while you relax and kick-back for the next 3 days! YAY!! Filmmaker Colin Bowles joins Dave to discuss his decision to give up a career and pursue his passion. They also talk about Colin's webseries YUPPIES which can be seen at the link below.  This was a long, amazing interview and will be divided into two episodes with part two droppin...

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August 31, 2021 43 min

Filmmaker Dave Fugett reiterates who FAFP is for and who it isn't for as well as his take on who he is as a filmmaker, his influences and his respect for the process of filmmaking.
Then he delves into writing -  source material, using character traits from people you know, using events that have happened to you but never writing ABOUT you and getting feedback on your idea or script.  Dave also explains what a "high concept&#...

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August 24, 2021 25 min

Filmmaker Kent Edens, a fellow NCSA Filmmaking class of 97 alum joins Dave and talks about filmschool, producing and his passion for editing. Here is a link to his film - 
TERROR TIMES TWO - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NSB0Bk6wPE

Dave's award winning feature film THE HIKE is exclusively on Vimeo to stream or purchase.
Link -  www.vimeo.com/ondemand/thehikemovie  
Facebook - www.facebook.com/neverhikealone
Website - www.theh...

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August 17, 2021 37 min

Let's begin talking about the idea, the story. Let's talk writing! Dave gives you things to consider before you begin writing a screenplay. What's the goal? Sell it to a studio? Send it to festivals? Sell it to a low budget indie producer? Plan on making it yourself and playing festivals? HaHa! Better keep it under 90 minutes.....

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